Welcome to the fifth Edible Eat of the Week! A recurring series, Edible Eat of the Week celebrates the bounty of Long Island by showcasing special, seasonal eats and the people who make them.
The Eat: The most festive scone of all time.
The Place: Centerport’s Hometown Bakeshop.
The Story: A common scone complaint is as follows: Oh, sure, it’s buttery and delicious, but it’s too dry. (I confess to have registered this complaint on more than one occasion, but also, I am the daughter of a scone lover who is actually not all that good at making scones—sorry, mom, if you’re reading this, even though I know you don’t actually read any of my work). Centerport’s own Hometown Bakeshop has figured out an answer to your problem and they’ve also added sprinkles because, yeah, whatever, there is no because.
Enter the birthday cake scone, which, if you’re lazy, like me, and not particularly fond of waiting in lines, you can order in advance for in-store pickup in packs of six, from the comfort of your kitchen table, all for a cool $22.50 (that’s actually a deal, guys, so relax). These towering scones are topped with a half-inch thick dollop of creamy frosting that even the grocery aisle canned stuff can’t best. Now, truth be told, I’m a total sucker for anything billed as “birthday cake flavor,” so leave it to me to find the perfect Long Island birthday cake scone, but, I implore you, dear foodie friends of the Island of Long, order these puppies online, or, for Heaven’s sake, IRL, because they’re sky-high and gosh darn worth every non-keto calorie.
God forbid birthday cake isn’t your thang, Hometown actually sells nine other scone flavors, including some seasonal fruits, like strawberry, blueberry, and honey butter corn (which is kind of a fruit). You can also order a mixed assortment online, also for in-store pickup. While you’re there, check out the full line of sweet and savory treats, which includes everything from fresh juices to bagel bombs to a line of superlative pies.